Last but not least in this years Surviving Summer Series, is everything Yellow! Yellow is on everyone's radars this year, and it's one of my favourite colours to wear in summer (we all know how much I love my lemon tulle skirt, and yellow rose earrings!).
By the time I finished writing these ideas, I kid you not, I had semantic satiation of the word “cool”. That just goes to show just how great these ideas and life hacks are for uh, cooling you down. Growing up in Sydney, I’ve experienced my fair share of hot summers, and learned from a … Continue reading Surviving Summer: 35 Ways to keep cool!
My love of cat-eye shades is on record going back many many years, and I’m constantly falling in love with new styles each and every season. If you’ve seen this post, then you’ll be familiar with my two favourite pairs by Ralph by Ralph Lauren.
Part of my morning commute to work involves a 20 minute walk from Glasgow Central, and a few Fridays ago, despite it only being 20C at the time (8:30am) by the time I reached the office, I collapsed into my chair and declared myself the worst Australian ever. I was clearly born in the wrong … Continue reading Using Essential Oils to Repel Insects
Well, the past two weeks have been something haven’t they? From extremists attempting to strike fear into us (and everyone standing together with strength and love in defiance), to hung parliaments, to job offers, and dining disasters. Right now though, I am sitting at my desk, looking out across the gardens below my flat and … Continue reading Taking a moment for myself
We may not get much sun here in Scotland so in Summer we tend to jump on a flight and take holidays wherever the sun is shining, and the cocktails are icy-cold! This season, sun hats are big and bold and have a lot to say for themselves. Style these hats with a classic, retro swimsuit for a day on the beach, or with a maxi dress with some oversized shades if you’re in the mood for a picnic instead.
Summer has struck Glasgow, so it’s time for the dresses to come out of hibernation, the tights to be packed away, and my opalescent legs to reflect the sunlight, blinding passer-by’s with the glare. However, as wonderful as that sounds it also means the one summer curse we don’t like talking about: Chaffing. Any person … Continue reading One Quick Trick to Prevent Chaffing
As part of my Surviving Summer series, I’ll be posting some amazing summer recipes over the next month and given my absolute love of salads, I thought I’d start with this absolutely gorgeous salad for one. This has been my go-to favourite salad for years, in fact, the photo below is from the first time … Continue reading Cucumber & Feta Salad
If the heat and humidity is getting you down, then it's time to step up and make a statement, and what better way to make a statement this summer than with some bright prints and funky florals!
Welcome to Summer! What a shit month May was. Although this week has seen some mild weather here in Scotland, last week was scorching hitting highs of 27C in Glasgow! In all honesty, I am hoping this was a freak occurrence and that we’re not in for a hot summer, cause I’m not here for … Continue reading June Update & Surviving Summer
I've been feeling a bit uninspired this week with my blog content so thought I'd share this one small win with you! Small wins help keep us all motivated when trying to accomplish our goals, and although it may not seem impressive to all, these small wins are still important. If you’re a blogger you … Continue reading How 1 Small Change Boosted my Pinterest Profile
I’m finally feeling better which means it’s time to get back into my usual routine, without the fatigue, sneezing, sniffling, and tummy pains I’ve been living with for the past week! As a creature of habit and routine, I’m glad to be back to full health, as even if sometimes my life may seem chaotic, … Continue reading Are You a Morning Person?
After years of trying, I finally made it to Paris! These are my adventures during my 5 days in Paris.
Hooray it’s May! And… My laptop has died. A dead laptop means sporadic updates until I can have it repaired (thankfully it’s under warranty), but I won’t have a chance to have it sent off for another two weeks – damn real-work and Paris getting in the way! Anyway, broken equipment aside, my birthday is … Continue reading May Update (and a broken laptop)
Over the past few months I’ve noticed my body having a bad reaction to something… Now, I keep a careful eye on my diet because of my existing intolerances, but something new was causing a very painful, not-so-nice reaction. So, doing what any person with a lot of food intolerances does: I did an elimination … Continue reading Farewell, beloved friend
Who has never suffered from buyer’s remorse? Anyone? Exactly. Everyone at some point has regretted a purchase, or perhaps regretted how much they spent on a purchase. See, every single person has in their minds an intangible limit on how much they will or won’t spend on any particular expense, whether it’s groceries, utilities, fashion, … Continue reading Scrimp or Spend? The things I will drop the dosh on, and the things I won’t.
Ben and I never had a first date. Well, not technically. We met as friends after having spent a couple of weeks chatting via Reddit every day, and met up for a pint and pizza after my plans for the day had fallen through. We both wanted to get out of our respective flats and … Continue reading 50 Great Dates: ideas and inspiration for your next date!
Happy Easter everyone! And if you don’t celebrate Easter, then Happy Chocolate Egg Day! Because I can’t send you all chocolate right now, I’ve made these Easter Wreaths just for you! There’s four to choose from, and if you like them you should join my newsletter – I send four free printables to my subscribers … Continue reading Happy Easter Weekend!
The other day whilst in H&M looking at accessories, I noticed something strange about my fingers, I noticed that they looked like short, fat little sausages – the type you cook up for kids at barbecues that only taste nice if they’re covered in sauce. Chipolatas. I had chipolata fingers. Now, needless to say realising … Continue reading I Got Fat and It Was My (Bad) Choice
Ben and I found the perfect flat last week, a 2 bedroom flat with views out over the hills and out towards forever, and sent through our applications almost immediately. We've been sitting biting our thumbs waiting to be approved for the past week, as the reason for the move is because I was offered … Continue reading How to Apply for a Rental Property (and get approved quickly!)